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September 1941

SULFANILAMIDE IN THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO; HIGHLAND PARK, ILL.
From the Children's Memorial Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(3):521-529. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000150045007
Abstract

Since the advent of chemotherapy there have been many conflicting reports concerning its value, and even the advisability of its use, for the treatment of acute otitis media. The majority of these reports have been made by otologists, and few have been the expressions of pediatricians. Brennemann,1 in his article entitled "Otitis Media as a Pediatrician Sees It," appropriately stated: "He [the pediatrician] and the general practitioner, alone, are in a strategic position to acquire extensive and practical knowledge of the developmental period of middle ear disease and a resulting ability to prognosticate with some assurance in an early questionable case." It is the general practitioner or the physician limiting his practice to the care of infants and children who not only is in a position to see patients with infections of the middle ear early but usually first institutes therapy. With this thought in mind, and from a

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